Health technology assessment process of a cardiovascular medical device in four different settings

Aim: Health technology assessment (HTA) is a tool to help the decision-making process. The aim is to describe methods and processes used in the reimbursement decision making for drug-eluting stents (DES) in four different settings. Methods: DES as a technology under study was selected according to different criteria, all of them agreed by a working…

Health inequalities between male and female immigrants in Spain after the beginning of the economic crisis

The aim of this study was to analyse health inequalities in the immigrant population in Spain in 2014, while differentiating between immigrant and native‐born men and women. We have designed a cross‐sectional study on the population aged over 15 years resident in Spain and the data were obtained from the 2014 European Health Survey in Spain…

Health assets for adolescents: opinions from a neighbourhood in Spain

This study uses a health asset (HA) framework to explore current perspectives on health, wellbeing and their determinants amongst a group of 15–18-year-old adolescents living in the neighbourhood of Zaidin (Granada, Spain). The study was carried out in Summer 2011 using a qualitative approach. It included 20 semi-structured interviews, 2 focus groups with adolescents and…

Health assessments for health governance: concepts and methodologies

Background: For better supporting the science-governance interface, the potential of health assessments appears underrated. Aims: To identify what various types of health assessment have in common; how they differ; which assessment(s) to apply for which purpose; and what needs and options there are for future joint development. Methods: This review is based on five types…

Has COVID-19 changed the workload for primary care physicians? The case of Spain

Background The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive over-exertion of doctors, multiplying their work intensity, overload and stress. Yet no studies have been conducted on the changes in primary care physician overload during the pandemic. Objective To address this research gap, the aim of this article is to document the subjective dimensions of physicians’…

Haem iron intake and risk of lung cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort

Background Epidemiological studies suggest that haem iron, which is found predominantly in red meat and increases endogenous formation of carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds, may be positively associated with lung cancer. The objective was to examine the relationship between haem iron intake and lung cancer risk using detailed smoking history data and serum cotinine to control for…

Hacia una salud pública orientada desde los determinantes sociales de la salud: informe de un taller

Este artículo es el producto de los resultados de un taller con expertos y expertas en salud pública realizado en Granada en octubre de 2015, que tuvo por objetivo reflexionar sobre qué elementos clave deberían caracterizar una salud pública orientada desde los determinantes sociales de la salud. La labor de abogacía y la formación de…

Guía Redes Salud Pública

Descargar GuíaConstrucción, dinámica y gestión de Redes de Salud Pública en Andalucía INTRODUCCIÓN A lo largo de más de 10 años de experiencia hemos desarrollado una metodología de creación y desarrollo de redes de salud pública en Andalucía (Lineros, 2013. En Juvinjà, D. et al. 2013), lo cual nos ha permitido acumular aprendizajes y conocimientos…

Guía Práctica sobre Derechos Humanos en la Atención al Paciente. Capítulos Internacionales y Regionales actualizados

Este capítulo presenta las principales normas internacionales protectoras de los derechos humanos en la atención al paciente y examina como son interpretadas por los órganos supervisores de los tratados delas Naciones Unidas (ONU). El presente capítulo está dividido en tres apartados, el primero describe las fuentes internacionales clave bajo las que se rigen los derechos…